Coccidiosis In Chickens?

Prevention & Treatment

Coccidiosis is the most common cause of deaths in young chicks. Let's explore this disease as well as its preventative methods and treatments.

What Is Coccidiosis?

Coccidiosis, sometimes called cocci, is a disease caused by parasites of the Eimeria species.

Symptoms Of Coccidiosis

You can look for various symptoms to determine if any of your birds may have contracted coccidiosis, usually relating to their gastrointestinal function.

Coccidiosis In Chickens?

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How Does Coccidiosis Spread?

Coccidiosis is spread by microscopic eggs known as oocysts. When these eggs are ingested, they cling to the digestive tract and quickly hatch.

How To Prevent Coccidiosis

While coccidiosis cannot be prevented through cleanliness alone, you can take to prepare your flock and mitigate the damage these parasites can cause.

Keep your Coops and Brooders Clean and Dry

Damp conditions allow the eggs to multiply quickly. Ensuring the coop is adequately ventilated is an integral part of keeping the conditions ideal and dry.

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